2007 ORS 671.010¹
Definitions for ORS 671.010 to 671.220

As used in ORS 671.010 (Definitions for ORS 671.010 to 671.220) to 671.220 (Civil penalties), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) "Architect" means an individual qualified and licensed to practice architecture under ORS 671.010 (Definitions for ORS 671.010 to 671.220) to 671.220 (Civil penalties).

(2) "Board" means the State Board of Architect Examiners.

(3) "Building" means any structure consisting of foundations, floors, walls and roof, having footings, columns, posts, girders, beams, joists, rafters, bearing partitions, or a combination of any number of these parts, with or without other parts or appurtenances thereto.

(4) "Consulting architect" means a person who is licensed by a jurisdiction in the United States or Canada to use the title of "Architect" and engage in the unlimited practice of architecture and who is not subject to practice restrictions as the result of disciplinary action by any architect licensing board.

(5) "Foreign architect" means a person who is licensed by a country other than the United States or Canada to use the title of "Architect" and engage in the unlimited practice of architecture and who is not subject to practice restrictions as a result of disciplinary action by the architect licensing board issuing the license.

(6) "Practice of architecture" means the planning, designing or supervising of the erection, enlargement or alteration of any building or of any appurtenance thereto other than exempted buildings.

(7) "Registered professional engineer" means a person defined in ORS 672.002 (Definitions for ORS 672.002 to 672.325) and described in ORS 672.002 (Definitions for ORS 672.002 to 672.325) to 672.325 (Civil penalties).

(8) "State Building Code" means the State of Oregon Structural Specialty Code and Fire and Life Safety Code. [Amended by 1957 c.408 §1; 1961 c.585 §1; 1977 c.803 §1; 2003 c.763 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Practice of architecture does not include making of contract for architectural services. Friedman v. Mt. Village, Inc., 55 Or App 1018, 640 P2d 1037 (1982), Sup Ct review denied

Individual who prepared plans and specifica­tions for classroom addi­tion to school did not qualify for licensing exemp­tion where plans were merely reviewed by engineer who then put engineer's stamp on docu­ments. Merrill v. Board of Architect Examiners, 300 Or 34, 706 P2d 556 (1985)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Preparing plans for exempt structure as practice of architecture, (1979) Vol 40, p 69

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 671—Architect; Landscape Professions and Business, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­671.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 671, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­671ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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